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I don’t wear makeup!

Posted by on January 10, 2012

I don’t wear makeup, but the entire reason I don’t is just because I don’t know how to use it.  I have seen how it can make a person look truly amazing and flattering.  I have seen how it can make a person fall in a person’s eyes even more.

However, the reason I don’t wear it is because I am clueless about how to put it on.  I was never taught how to.

Sure, I’ve attended Mary Kay parties, and this is where I learned how to put on eyeshadow, however, as far as everything else, I am clueless.

I am fair skinned.  Concealers were always hard for me to find a matching color so I stayed away from them.  I always liked blushes, but overtime I realized I blushed naturally so I wasn’t sure if I even needed it.

But when it comes to lipliners, eyeliners, eyeshadows, and everything in between, I just don’t know how to put makeup on without feeling or looking like a clown.

So I’m reaching out to women, my readers, in asking this, what are some of you makeup techniques? What are you willing to share with me?  Some of your tricks, some of the makeup brands you use?

I’m getting older, and I feel in a few years I’m going to be looking towards that makeup to start covering up a few things, and to help showcase a few more things.

So HELP, please? =)

 

22 Responses to I don’t wear makeup!

  1. Hungrigyrl

    I could hive you tons of tips but I would first suggest going to a make up counter for a makeover! Choose vendor/artist based on if u like the way their make up looks. Good luck!

  2. Bibi

    I am not big on make-up myself, but the best make up tips and hands on experience I got few years ago at home make-up party by Arbonne representative. I highly recommend it. You get together with just a handful of friends and in one evening or afternoon you’ll learn a lot. We are actually planning another party for my teenage nieces.

    • jamiegall1930

      This is why I’m a fan of Mary Kay. One, they have the awesome moisturizer package I love, and 2) it’s where I learned a bit about eye makeup. But still, I need more tips on how to essentuate my eyes more 🙂

  3. Broot

    I’m like you, and rarely wear makeup. There were some great tutorials on Pinterest on how to put on makeup. Took a bit of reading and searching, but I figured out what would work on me and managed to get myself snazzy enough for an evening out with the hubby. 🙂 good luck!

  4. Jen @ Our Fine House

    Have fun with it and keep it simple! If you’re looking for a foundation, start with a tinted moisturizer. It will be easy to blend and it will give you an even complexion. I always use a balm or lipgloss, instead of lipstick. It’s easier and more natural looking. Once you start to experiment, I bet you’ll be a pro in no time!

    Stopping by from SITS.

    • jamiegall1930

      I just don’t know where to start. The whole picture is overwhelming, but you’re right I should concentrate in one area, master that then move onto something else. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Shell Things (@shellthings)

    Go to a make-up counter at a department store or to somewhere like Sephora and have them help you! That’s what I did.

    • jamiegall1930

      It sounds so easy when said outloud like that, however, finding the courage to ask someone as I work through the embarassment of not knowing is the hard part =)

  6. Trianna

    I am not big on make-up and usually keep things really simple. I went to MAC and Sephora and the ladies there really showed me how to pick which products are right for me. Good luck!

  7. Alexandria

    I wear makeup but only when I go out, but it’s just something I “do” & don’t have any tips per-say. But I would suggest hitting up a good makeup store or counter & asking them to help you with a
    “day” look. My mom went to a specialty place once & they even gave her a little face cheat sheet. Also check out Pinterest for beauty tutorials!

  8. Eva Gallant

    Sorry, I’m no help. I don’t wear make up much either. I’m 67, so at this point, I really couldn’t care less. Good luck in your search. I just stopped by from SITS to say hello. Hope you find time to do the same.

  9. mchoate

    I recommend watching some how-to videos on YouTube. Also, do you have an Ulta in your area? This store has samples of many products that you can try on in the store. Start by choosing a foundation. To find the right color, apply it to your jawline. When you rub it in it should look natural. In other words, it shouldn’t make you look orange or be significantly darker than your neck. Based on your picture I’d definitely say you’re an Ivory and probably one of the lightest Ivory shades, like me.

    A pressed powder would probably be easier than loose powder for you. The shade should match your foundation. Because you are fair-skinned you just want to avoid something that will make you look washed out and ghostly. On a bright note, this is optional so you can skip it if you want.

    Blush should be applied to your cheekbones. I’d choose a light pink shade to give you a natural highlight.

    Instead of a lip color you can always use a lip gloss. If you want the color, choose a neutral color. Once you get more comfortable applying make up you can experiment with bolder colors.

    If you don’t want to deal with eye liner and eyeshadow, then just apply some mascara.

    This should help you with a basic look that you can wear anywhere, anytime. Again, as your confidence builds and you feel more comfortable you can experiment. Keep looking for YouTube videos. Checkout magazines and try to recreate the model’s look. Often they tell you exactly what brands and shades they are wearing.

    Here’s another tip: always dab on make up on your under eye area. Never rub. Over time you can pull that skin down and make it look puffy.

    Good luck!

    • jamiegall1930

      Thank you so much for all the advice you shared. I truly do appreciate it. =) I”m a little scared to go up to a makeup counter right now until I become more familiar with products =)

  10. Alexis Grace

    I really recommend going up to a makeup counter and explaining your situation. They will do your makeup and explain it to you. All that will be expected of you is to by 1 maybe 2 products!

    It does get easier!

  11. Amanda

    DONT GO TO MARY KAY PARTIES TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT!

    I worked at macy’s for ages. I learned the best tips and tricks from the Mac Counter! Go to the counter they will put on the make up and tell you the best tips and tricks when they are doing it you just have to buy a few pieces even if it is expensive you can pick out like a lipstick or an eyeliner brush (never use stick when you can use a brush you can turn ALL eyeshadows into a liner)

    If you want to know anymore email me! I don’t wear make up that much more anymore. I am too lazy and it irritates my eyes now but its because I never wear it anymore but I’ll be more than happy to help you with some tips and tricks but honestly the eyes are the one thing I recommend going to a professional about (and mac counter girls get intensive training and do real make up sessions like on brides etc.) Eyes are the trickiest thing ever.

  12. veamason

    As a beauty blogger I’m going to agree with the people commenting about going to a make-up counter. Even heading over to youtube for a few video tutorials. Whenever I have a question about how to apply something I can find it there. MAC and Bobbi Brown are good bets for applying basics and just tell them up front- I don’t wear makeup. I need to learn how to apply some basics like blush, concealer and a bit of shadow. They can help and then tell them you will think about what you learned and they used.

    I just did a post on a low maintenance face with products listed too. http://www.themummychronicles.com/2012/01/look-awake-the-low-maintenance-face.html

  13. Mike B

    You don’t need makeup! Makeup covers up and hides natural beauty like yours. You are lovely just the wag you are. Don’t think you have to try and enhance it with makeup. 🙂

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